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  • *Moody's cuts Japan's credit rating. LONDON, Dec 1- Oil prices hit five-year lows on Monday as slowing factory activity in China and Europe added to the impact of OPEC's decision to maintain supply, hammering resource-linked stocks and currencies. The yen took another brief hit after Moody's Investors Service cut Japan's credit rating.

  • LONDON, Dec. 1- Oil prices fell to their lowest in five years on Monday, hit by slowing factory activity in China and Europe and hammering emerging market stocks and commodity-linked currencies. Plunging prices for oil and other commodities raised fears of deflation, especially in the euro zone and Japan, and the prospect of looser monetary policy pushed the yen...

  • LONDON, Dec 1- The yen fell to a seven-year low against the dollar in volatile trade on Monday after global rating agency Moody's cut Japan's sovereign rating. Moody's cut Japan's rating to A1 from AA3 and assigned a stable outlook to its debt. "Once the knee-jerk reaction is out of the way, the downgrade underlines Japan's fiscal problems and should offer...

  • *Dollar tops 119 yen to its highest since July 2007. By Lisa Twaronite and Ian Chua. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Dec 1- The dollar touched a more than seven year peak against the yen on Monday, while the Swiss franc slipped against the euro after voters rejected a plan for the central bank to boost its gold reserves.

  • *OPEC decides against cutting output. Investors took aim at currencies of oil-rich countries as oil prices fell after the OPEC decision. The yen weakened as falling oil prices softened Japan's inflation outlook, fanning expectations of more policy easing by the Bank of Japan.

  • *ANA Holdings jumps to highest since Mar 2011. The Nikkei has risen over 10 percent since the Bank of Japan stunned markets with fresh easing on Oct 31. "Japan is amidst a perfect positive storm," said Stefan Worrall, director of equities cash sales at Credit Suisse.

  • FOREX-Dollar dips versus yen, Aussie climbs on upbeat data Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 10:51 PM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 27- The dollar edged down against the yen on Thursday after lacklustre U.S. economic data pushed Treasury yields lower and dulled investor appetite for the greenback. The dollar was down 0.2 percent at 117.555 yen, continuing its slow retreat from a seven-year high of 118.98 struck a week ago. Thanksgiving, "said Junichi Ishikawa, a market analyst at IG...

  • TOKYO, Nov 27- The dollar edged down against the yen and euro in early trade on Thursday after lacklustre U.S. economic data pushed Treasury yields lower and dulled investor appetite for the greenback. The dollar was down 0.1 percent at 117.63 yen, continuing its slow retreat from a seven-year high of 118.98 struck a week ago. The euro stood little changed at...

  • FOREX-Dollar marks time ahead of holiday, U.S. data Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 11:26 PM ET

    *Position squaring keeps greenback penned ahead of Thanksgiving. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Nov 26- The dollar edged lower against the yen on Wednesday but mostly stuck to recent ranges ahead of the U.S. "People are just squaring up ahead of the holiday," said Bart Wakabayashi, head of forex at State Street in Tokyo.

  • FOREX-Yen gains after BOJ minutes; dollar retreats Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 25- The yen rose on Tuesday after Bank of Japan minutes showed the hurdle to further quantitative easing was high, while the dollar slipped as data showing a deterioration in consumer confidence overshadowed a surprise upgrade in third-quarter U.S. growth. "I don't see a reason to trade aggressively before Thanksgiving," said Lane Newman, director of...

  • LONDON, Nov 25- The yen rose on Tuesday after Bank of Japan minutes showed the hurdle to further quantitative easing was high and as the dollar struggled to make much headway before a second reading of U.S. growth data. The dollar last traded 0.3 percent lower at 117.96 yen, while the euro was down 0.4 percent at 146.44 yen. "We saw inflows from investors and exporters...

  • TOKYO, Nov 25- Japan's $1.1 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund's holdings of domestic bonds fell below half its assets for the first time in the third quarter, highlighting an aggressive shift to riskier assets in line with a push from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The roughly $25 billion drop in holdings of low-yielding Japanese government bonds by the...

  • *Oct. 31 easing aimed at eradicating deflation mindset-Kuroda. NAGOYA/ TOKYO, Japan, Nov 25- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Tuesday stressed the bank's readiness to expand stimulus further to meet its price goal, standing firm in the face of criticism that last month's monetary easing has accelerated unwelcome falls in the currency.

  • Why dollar-yen could stay below the 119 level  Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 9:48 PM ET

    Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist at FXCM, says Tuesday's movements indicate that the dollar-yen may have hit its short-term peak on the back of profit-taking.

  • SYDNEY, Nov 25- The euro clung to modest gains early in Asia on Tuesday, having benefited from a short squeeze following an encouraging rebound in German business sentiment. Further supporting the euro zone common currency, the head of the Bundesbank warned about the legal hurdles the European Central Bank would face if it went down the path of printing money to...

  • *China may cut rates again on deflation fears- sources. NEW YORK, Nov 24- The euro rose against the dollar and yen on Monday due to encouraging German business data and remarks from a top European Central Bank official that cast doubts on whether the bank will take aggressive stimulus measures in the near future. "It looks like there's some discord within the ECB...

  • *China may cut rates again on deflation fears-sources. NEW YORK, Nov 24- The euro rose against the dollar and yen on Monday due to encouraging German business data and remarks from a top European Central Bank official that cast doubts on whether the bank will take aggressive stimulus measures in the near future. "It looks like there's some discord within the ECB...

  • FOREX-Yen jumps after Japan fin min warns on rapid fall Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 10:30 PM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 21- The yen rose sharply on Friday after Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said the currency's fall over the past week was too rapid, in one of the strongest warnings against a weak yen since Japan started its aggressive monetary stimulus two years ago. His comments triggered profit-taking on yen-selling positions that had built up after the Bank of...

  • FOREX-Dollar takes a breather, upbeat data underpins Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 5:45 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Nov 21- The U.S. dollar paused for breath on Friday as its recent rapid ascent on the yen attracted profit taking, though the market mood remains bullish on the currency given the outperformance of the U.S. economy. Having climbed almost 10 yen since the Bank of Japan sprang its surprise easing in late October, the dollar was overdue some consolidation if not...

  • FOREX-Dollar rally pauses, further yen weakness seen Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 3:07 PM ET

    The dollar rose as high as 118.96 yen in overnight trading, the highest since August 2007, and last traded at 118.01 yen. "The trend is very, very strong," said Sebastien Galy, senior foreign exchange analyst at Societe Generale in New York, noting investors are likely to continue pulling assets out of Japan. "At a time when everyone is fretting about disinflation risk,...